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fiction. spending isn't the problem. healthcare is. get that under control the president reportedly says pretty much everything else is under control. we will talk to steve moore in a is second about what boehner said after this. it might explain this. nancy pelosi pushing for still more revenues this week and republicans demanding dollar for dollar tax hikes to spending cuts. what makes you think we will make any progress wielding this out of control when we are not. steve, why less won't be more. steve this is fascinating. tell me exactly what went down. >> i did the interview with speaker boehner on friday over in the capitol and one of the first things that he told me in the meeting. i said what was the most interesting thing and shocking thing about the five weeks of negotiations in the oval office with president obama? and he said at one point the president turned to him and said you know, john, we don't have a spending problem in this country. and the speaker told me he said his jaw sort of dropped when the president said that. my jaw dropped when the speaker told me that story. a
despite president obama's new healthcare law. some health insurers raising premiums by more than 20% and the most vulnerable customers are small businesses and people who have to betheir own health insurance. federal regulators say the premiums would be even higher without the new law. >>> president obama could nominate chuck hagel for defense secretary as soon as tomorrow. if today's talk shows are any indication it is not coming without a fight. tom cotton says hagel's failure to back the iraq war is one of many issues he has with the possible nomination. >> add that to his dangerous views on terrorism and strange hostility towards israel i think the senate should oppose mr. haig. >> this is, again, the washington you view of things. chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, sevenned this country as a united states senator. he hasn't had a chance to speak for himself. why all the prejudging i don't snow. >> fox sources say so far the president has not officially offered the job to hagel. >> a leading member of syria's opposition says bashar a
arrests could be coming. >>> despite the new healthcare, the cost of healthcare could be going up for california residents, who is raising rates by double-digits. >> take a look outside. this is the maze in oakland. and traffic is just moving fine. if you are headed north and on into the city. and it looks like the roads. if they are not too wet, you will have a smooth ride. it is 7:11. you are watching "mornings on 2". [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am? [ female announcer ] find progresso light for a great price today at your local safeway store. . >>> good morning to you. few clouds breaks and showers lasting through the morning hours. >>> the first family is scheduled to arrive back in washington within the next half hour. the president and michelle ob
. >> plus you can't plan your financial future out factoring in the rising cost of healthcare. how high premiums are expected to go and how much more you could be on the hook for coming up. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge new year's clutter is no match shefor someone with big ideas.e? to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle, it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power
for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> three weeks from today the swearing in of president president obama. this year two times the fun. the president will be sworn in on january 20th as dictated by the constitution. since the 20th falls on a sunday that ceremony will take place at the white house. there will be a second more public inaugural ceremony at the u.s. capitol the next day, monday january 21st. >>> let's take a look at other stories. apparently americans are not the only ones excited about the president's inauguration. ♪ four years have passed but president is still the man ♪ ♪ >> the irish group is at it again with the second song for the president. the first song went viral and earned the duo an invitation to the president's inauguration. this time the president's distant cousin will present a copy of the new song to the president for which he was given a co-writer credit. we'll find out for sure if formerer
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. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> you need to put everything on the table. but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is to be believed, that's way, way in extreme of what i think is necessary or even should be talked about. >> i don't think the federal government has any business having a list of law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. >> that was reaction from some of the newest senators to a "washington post" report that a group led by vice president joe biden is considering measures that would require universal background checks, weapon sales, tracking, expanded mental health checks and more penalties for car rrying guns near schools. let's bring back the gaggle. the person
contraception requirements in the federal healthcare law. under the law, employers must cover contraceptive services for their employees free of charge. dozens of organizations, many of them faith-based, say that violates their beliefs. last week supreme court justice sonia sotomayor denied a request from the hobby lobby craft stores to be exempt from the mandate while their lawsuit proceeds. as of january 1st, the chain's evangelical owners face potential fines of more than a million dollars a day for failing to comply. >>> pope benedict xvi rang in the new year with a strong call for peace. he said peace is all too often threatened by what he called "the prevalence of a selfish and individualist mindset" that gets expressed in "unregulated capitalism, various forms of terrorism and criminality." he told people gathered in st. peter's basilica that, while 2012 saw much death and injustice, good does prevail. benedict also offered special prayers about the situation in syria. a new united nations' report says more than 60,000 people have died in syria's 22-month-old conflict. that number si
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to slow the rate of spending on healthcare entitlements, medicare principally, in a dollar for dollar way with increases in the debt. president says he won't make eight straight trade. he won't describe it as a straight tradeoff. he want to de-couple about future discussions entitlements. whether they can come to an agreement whether it should be described one for one trade or two different ajsz is one of the reasons for the standoff. there is going to be a serious, i think, that is unvoidable there will be another attempt at this spring to rein in some of these entitlement spending and healthcare spending that is really the driving problem of our deficit and which they have gotten close to. >> jamie: it sounds like the way you are describing it, this the last point i would love for you to clarify -- even if we handle it right now we could be back here again at $18 trillion? >> we could be back here often. the law says in theory that congress has to permit borrowing. there is no chance under any of these scenarios our debt is not going to continue to rise. it's going rise at a slower leve
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for obamacare was skyrocketing healthcare costs. today there's news many health insurers are raising rates by double digits. >> sheers the rates. increased from california, for just the state of cal, aetna, 22% increase. anthem blue cross, 26% increase. blue shield of cal, 20% increase. where are the rate cuts? >> does this surprise anybody? the second he regulates, the price rises. when you require gas stations to sell ethanol, food prices rise as corn growers take stock to ethanol. it becomes more expensive. the more you regulate, the more expensive it comes. >> why was the president able to sell obamacare in part on the idea we must do something -- >> he didn't sell it to me. >> healthcare costs were rising, that was a fact. and so his argument was we need to do something about and this universal healthcare is one of the things we should do to stop that. >> was he referring to the federal government's stake, the cbo numbers and something he could hang his hat on. >> when you require health insurers to cover procedures, whether people want to buy the coverage, lie hair transplants, viagr
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of healthcare or nursing from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of patients. let's get started at capella.edu. >>> every year, millions of americans make the resolution to lose weight. the tricky part is sticking to it. if you need some inspiration, our good friend, al roker is here. he dropped more than 100 pounds after gastric bypass surgery ten years ago. in his new memoir, never going back, he explains how he conquered the battle of the bulge. al reslint sat down with nbc's chief medical correspondent, dr. nancy schneider man. >> reporter: ten years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, al roker has finally shed the fat guy image. five years ago when his mother was sick in the hospital. his old habits came creeping back. he tournd junk food to cope with the pain. he gained 40 pounds. one thing you really drive home is that surgery is not the be all and end all? >> it is just another tool in the tool box to lose weight. you could eat through a bypass. >> and you have? >> and i've done it. >> here is what's happening
that health-care cost growth has slowed down. we have been there once before and it did not pan out. i am a believer that there are a number of forces that should make us more optimistic now than we were the last time this happened. >> other questions from the audience? it is on its way. hang on a second. >> i am mark gruenberg. the whole point of the fiscal cliff and trying to get the deficit down long-term -- you have not talked about the other obvious thing which is jobs. this is a tax panel but if you put people to work, they earn money, even at government jobs. if they earn money, they pay taxes, if they pay taxes, revenue goes up on the top -- and the deficit goes down. talk about jobs. >> talk about growing our way out of the deficit? >> everything you said is true. growth is beneficial but the net benefits are much lower than many people realize. the problem is that we have designed a system where we have, for example, indexed initial social security benefits to wages. that means that the faster the economy grows, the faster wages grow, the faster the cost of our promises of grow
. they are considering increasing premiums notwithstanding the new healthcare law. peter doocy has a closer look. >> reporter: in some states the affordable care act may not be living up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida have already raised their premiums at least 20%. look at california where "new york times" saying that a anthem blue shield wants to raise premiums 21%. even though obamacare requires insurance programs to go through rate review for premium increase of more than 10%. if an insurance company can prove their costs are going up it's hard for them to deny the increased premiums. but some experts say it could put a major strain on the system. >> the premiums, they are not going to get coverage or end up at the state exchange and get federally subsidized. there is nothing in the obamacare law that will keep premiums down. it's determined on stated by dated level. >> reporter: people that buy insurance on their own are most vulnerable but an executive at kaiser family foundation said there is no question that review of rates makes a difference that results in lo
now. jay hancock, thank you for joining us to talk about the taxes and fees as part of the new health-care law. appreciate your time. you are on twitter. that is all for "washington journal." >> stephanie has been active in democratic circles. she was the national director for howard dean's 24 -- 2004 election. she helped to unseat an 18 year republican incumbent. stephanie also managed the campaign of senator frank and i and minnesota. she defeated norm coleman, correct? she is a graduate of c-span.o [indiscernible] university in minnesota. she has a lot to say and then we will field questions from all of you. thank you, stephanie. >> thank you all so much for coming out. good morning. again, my name is stephanie schriock, president of emily's list. as mentioned, i grew up in butte, montana, where my heart and soul still reside. special thanks to the national press club for setting the solemn. it really is an honor for me to be here today. for those of you who do not know as much about emily's list, emily's list has been around for 27 years. we are solely committed to electing pro-choice
, pensions and health-care benefits. there is income inequality in america. c-span should do a whole series on income inequality. the cell is that you quoted for congress seems high for us. would you comment on the revolving door. there was a series for the defense department. host: that is the reason we are focusing on this subject. guest: you raise a couple of good questions. one has to do with lobby reform and the revolving door and income inequality. let's start with income inequality. members of congress turned 5 times more than their average staffer. the average ceo of a company earns 350 times the average employee salary. if you want to talk about income inequality, the place to start looking at that is the private sector. going to be revolving door. you raised an important point. we just saw senator demint leave to head the heritage foundation. he will earn $1 million per year. he will be more and some -- influential that he was as a member of congress. why are they doing this? they are earning $174,000 a year. compared to the alternative, they can earn more money elsewhere. there i
states can pursue if we are given the freedom and flexibility to do so. on the health-care fund, governors are also tackling one of the fastest growing drug problems of the century, and that is the abuse of prescription drugs. initiative, chaired by the governor of alabama seeks to develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to reduce prescription drug abuse across seven participating states. the lessons learned from this initiative and its conclusion will be shared with each state, helping us to showcase effective policy to treat addiction, enforce the law, and better protect against prescription drug abuse from experts. i hope i have made it clear -- at it is. i hope i have made it clear that the states and the nga can be significant partner in health care and deficit reduction, but we are also partner in one of our greatest priorities to the national security. governors remained committed to the members of our armed services, especially the men and women of all or national guard, who play a critical role in responding to emergencies at home, and suddenly fight
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